The Bomb — Bomber Jackets

I love me a bomber. I really do. Don’t get me started on this dreamy Acne bomber.

*Swoon*

I wanted to shake things up a bit, so recently picked up this Alpha bomber from ASOS. I love the longline length, and I do wax nostalgic with Alpha jackets, as I used to wear vintage parkas from Alpha back in the 90s. Great to see the brand fitting right in here in 2016. This shade of green is perfect with denim, black & white stripes (which are a huge staple in my wardrobe) and some trainers. Kudos to the stylist at ASOS for getting this look spot on.  They currently have an extra 10% off clearance items so there are some great bargains to be had! For some alternative bombers, scroll down.

 

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How cute is this pink bomber from Romwe . At just over £18 it’s a real steal and could jazz up a monochromatic wardrobe without being too overly colour-rich.

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I browsed Zara the other day and was drooling over this cutie. Yes Zara often knock off other designer items , but this one is such a cool tribute to Anya Hindmarsh’s sticker motif bags — at a great price point too, I find it hard to resist. So adorable.

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Me out in the wild in my bomber  (click image to go to my instragram)

Splurge vs. Save – Mini Leather Backpack

I’ve decided I need to start using a backpack again. Not only are they super stylish but they’re better for my back and neck. After travelling 18,000 miles over the Christmas holidays, I realised I can’t run through airports with an across-body bag laden with all sorts of junk.

I’ve been browsing the sales furiously and came across 2 similar and cool leather mini-backpacks. One for a fraction of the price as the other.

Whistles Mini Astor Backpack

now :£90.00 original:  £180.00

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS Luna Mini Leather Backpack

not on sale :£340

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How to rock a sale at the Outnet

I’m always looking for new bargains, but more than that I just love fashion and I love clothes. I love the hunt.

One of my favourite things about TheOutnet.com is their super sales you get access to via their newsletter. Every week or two they send out emails with access to an extra 40% off their already reduced items. (Their items are past-season things, I believe from their sister company Net-A-Porter.com.)

For example today I found a few things I had my eye on for ages.

Check out how much I could save with these 2 pieces :

Yes over £250 ! Now even if I wore them a couple times and Ebay’d them I’d still come out in the black most likely.

With brands like R13, Rag & Bone, Current/Elliott which are quite pricey full price, I’m quite happy to buy something last season that I know I’ll love from these brands. I keep items in my wish list and wait for further reductions.

Happy Shopping!

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Hand-written note from Diptyque

When I was growing up my mother and grandmother were both very adamant that when you get a letter or a gift you always send a thank you note. I’m trying to pass this message on to my daughter also, even if she’s just emailing her grandparents to thank them for something.

In this age of fast-fast-internet-everything I was really blown away to get this package in the post from Diptyque  @ Westbourne Grove yesterday. Not only did I receive four free samples which smell amazing, but they took the time to write me a hand-written note to tell me about it.

Really blown away by the customer service. Thank you 🙂

I haven’t decided which sample is my fave yet — I’ve kind of mixed them all together on my wrists/arms and it smells quite nice together 🙂

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Splurge vs Save

I love me a bargain. I really do. I’d love to have a wardrobe full of full-price luxury items but it’s just not realistic or sensible. Growing up we didn’t always have a lot of money but my mother instilled in me the artistry of digging a bit to find something similar or just as good for a bargain of a price. I still practice this today. The key is to still find something you really like. If you’re not really going to wear the piece much, don’t bother as it still won’t be value for money.

Here’s an example of a bomber jacket. I saw some cute ones online but eventually came across this adorable Gap bomber from the GapKids department. With a sale price and a discount code I got it including shipping for about £25. I bought a boys size XXL which is about an age 13, and despite the fact I’m 5 foot 10 inches it still fits me in the length and arms just fine.

S P L U R G E

Khaki Utility Jacket – J Crew £188

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Acne Studios Fuel Tech Bomber £440


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S T E A L

GapKids Bomber £27.50 plus discount codes for new email subscribers can reduce the price even more!


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and out in the wild today with Iro T-shirt, R-13 Jeans and white leather Converse…..

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Fashion Lust-Have of the Day

Matches is my go-to site (and shop) to browse over lust-worthy fashion.

During the sales I’ve managed to find some great bargains, including an amazing Etoile Isabel Marant leather. I have a store credit so I’ve been trying to find an item that I really like that doesn’t go over the top budget-wise.

I came across this lovely sweatshirt that just gives me the giggles every time I see it. Plus I…

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Fashion Lust-Have of the Day

Matches is my go-to site (and shop) to browse over lust-worthy fashion.

During the sales I’ve managed to find some great bargains, including an amazing Etoile Isabel Marant leather. I have a store credit so I’ve been trying to find an item that I really like that doesn’t go over the top budget-wise.

I came across this lovely sweatshirt that just gives me the giggles every time I see it. Plus I love anything to do with Hawaii ! Hang loose brah!

This would accompany my usual uniform of black skinny jeans, and either converse or biker boots. It’s chilly in London again, as Spring hasn’t totally arrived, so this should do nicely!

As it does warm up it’s the obvious thing to throw over some cutoff jeans shorts and leather sandals as a warm day turns cool.

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London Girl In Paris

I’m going to Paris soon, just for the weekend and want to look my usual self but of course add a bit more class and a tad less grunge to the ensemble. Here’s my picks, most of them currently on sale!

Coat – Fleamadonna at Urban Outfitters (over 50% off but sold out online)

Jeans – R13 at Donna Ida (now £114 was £285)

Stripe T-Shirt – R13 at Net-a-porter 

American Vintage White T-shirt

Current/Elliott Dungarees at Net-a-porter (down to £111 from £370)

Zadig & Voltaire Boots (past season)

Vivienne Westwood Necklace (xmas gift)

& Other Stories Leopard Tote (sold out)

Olympus Stylus Camera

Future N O I R facebook (new) 

charity shop #fashion finds. everything here under £17! #vintage #levis mom jeans shorts #maisonscotch t shirt – nautical #stripe hoody, black lace vest #vintage #lennon #sunglasses